Letters from the Earth (read by John Greenman) is one of Mark Twain's
posthumously published works. The essays were written during a
difficult time in Twain's life, and completed shortly before his death in 1910. He was deep in debt and had lost his
wife and one of his daughters. The content concerns morality and religion and strikes a sarcastic (Twain's term throughout the book) tone. Initially, his daughter, Clara Clemens, objected to its publication in March 1939. But in 1962 she changed her position explaining that "Mark Twain belonged to the world" and that public opinion had become more tolerant. This is a recording of Twain's original work, without any of the additional editorial content published with the 1962 edition. (Introduction by Wikipedia and John Greenman)
October 29, 2016 Subject:
Best work of Mark Twain.
I have read the book several times and was looking forward to hearing this audio-book. The chapters were out of sequence and chapter three was missing or mis-labeled. How does one screw something as easy as proper sequence? It works like this: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9, not: 1,11,3, 4,7,6,9,2. The reader did have a great voice, though.